Friday, February 20, 2009

The wedding and the LBD

Besides our date and venue, the only other major decision Boy and I have made so far is on bridesmaid attire. As you know, I am in love with bridesmaids in black dresses.

Don't all the ladies look fantastic?

I'm very excited about the diversity of girls in my pack, and so I really don't want to go down the "everyone wear the same dress" road. What I'm hoping is that each girl can find a LBD that she feels awesome in. This might just be my retailbitch experience coming in (I'm a barely reformed AT salesbitch), but I really think every girl needs a LBD that makes her feel like the hottest girl in the room.

I was thinking that each girl should be in a floor-length gown, since Boy and I are going for a formal feel, but now I'm not sure. Really, only a couple of my maids will need a floor-length gown in her closet. The rest would then either have to get the dress shortened or only wear it on Very Special Occasions.

So after reading Miss Stilletto's post over on Weddingbee today, I smacked myself in the head. Of course, White House Black Market! Why didn't I think of that? And, with a location near to Mamma and PappaSez's house (hence Jo, Becky, and CFD), it marks the perfect spot for a shopping trip.

Here are a few of their options. The prices are between resonable and steep, depending on whether you can catch a sale or not. But if it were me, I'd rather shell out the bucks for a dress I would definitely wear again than a pink taffeta nightmare.

The lengths could be different, and I think that I'm ok with that. I know I don't want a pack of clones running around our wedding! Plus, they have some adorable and understated prints that would look Fantastic on Becky (who really rocks a graphic black and white print) and designate her as teh most awesomest Maid o'Honor.


And by the way... rehersal dinner dress, I see you hiding there...



Crys said...

I LOVE this idea! :) I have been secretly wishing for shorter-than-full-length dresses. Whatever you decide to go with will be great, but know that if you have trouble deciding, my vote's for short. And I do need a good reason to spend more money on a dress than I really should allow myself. I've always wanted to have a stunning LBD in my closet and some fantastic shoes to match! :)

Jo said...

Hehe, I spent the other day in class looking at dresses from WHBM and thinking how perfect they would be except they did not seem to come in floor length. I would echo Crys that I am willing to do whatever but I think shorter might be better for the summer. I would think that we can agree on an approximate length. I also think it is a great idea to have B in the black and white. She does really rock the print.

Mon said...

There is a WHBM at the outlets too. Long, short, whatever you like. I just think that me in a strapless is likely to make people ill (in a bad way).

Sezzy said...

:) I wouldn't worry about that, but you should of course wear the style of dress that makes you feel comfy!

Miss Del said...

These dresses are absolutely gorgeous! I am very excited!! :) I'm with the chorus on this one in voicing my preference for a shorter dress. I've never heard of this WHBM you speak of (I live in a very small town lol), so you'll all have to educate me!

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